CODE 2, VOL 33, NO 15 : 02 August 2019

Queensland Fire and Emergency Circus

You may have recently been quietly advised that QFES has again made the decision to force you to perform Operation Knock Knock (this year it’s called the Operation Community Connect Circus).

The bureaucrats in ‘One QFES’ deliberately chose not to inform the UFUQ about this year’s secret plan and instead have simply pushed it out to stations for action in the hope no one would notice. This is embarrassing behaviour from your employer.

Who thinks up these absurd plans and thinks we would want to participate in them in the first place? Firefighters are not trained monkeys waiting for public servants to design something just so they can tick off their KPI’s.

These constant ham-fisted attempts to force change onto operational station duties by those in the organisation with no operational experience will be contested every single time by the UFUQ.  Therefore, I have requested QFES consult with the UFUQ on this.

In the interim, disregard any attempts by your management to convince you to participate in this year’s circus.

I will report to you again on this as soon as I can.

John Oliver - General Secretary



Authorised by John Oliver General Secretary 
United Firefighters' Union of Australia, Union of Employees QLD